About Us


Thank you for taking the time to connect with us. My name is Nikki and my boyfriend is Ricky. We met at the ages of 23 and 27 on a dog beach in Florida where we were both enjoying a Sunday morning with our dogs when the universe allowed our paths to cross. Our dogs Shakti and Zeus took an instant liking to each other, and I guess you could say the same for us 🙂 From that day forward we became each others life and adventure partners. We have to date embarked on three cross country road trips, a 3 month long backpacking trip across Asia, a couple weeks exploring Costa Rica, along with countless outdoor adventures in Florida and our now current home state of North Carolina.


Traveling was always my number one goal in life. Ricky had already been rambling around the country and in parts of South America prior to me, and I had been on a few vacations through out America and to Costa Rica, but nothing compares to the adventures we’ve had together. When we met I was a college graduate with an environmental studies degree and an employee of the government. I was working my 9-5 and considering grad school as that seemed to be the thing to do when you don’t really know what to do next at the age of 22. After going on our first road trip together I felt like I was finally embarking on my dreams and reaching goals that I had set for myself at a young age. When October rolled around and my lease was ending I decided not to renew. I quit my government job. Moved my stuff back into my parents house so they could babysit Zeus while I was gone. Then Ricky and I packed our bags and headed to Asia. I haven’t looked back since and we’ve never stopped exploring. I learned more about myself and this crazy world we live in while traveling then I could have ever learned in school. I’m so grateful for the experiences and opportunities I have created for myself and I’m excited to be able to share and connect with other like minded Earth dwellers. Ricky & myself will be creating content for Home Free Hippies so you’ll be able to get both our insight and perspective on different topics. Thanks again for joining our journey!

With love & gratitude,



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Published by homefreehippies

We are two travelers who have traversed the world and are grateful for the opportunity to connect with like minded people on the topics of travel, health, wealth, happiness, and so much more!

6 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Awesome Nicky and Ricky. Cannot wait to read about your travels, explorations, experiences and dreams along your journey in life.

  2. So proud of you my travel bug can’t wait to listen read & someday join you in your travel adventures!💛

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